It's numbers all the way down...OR IS IT
October 27, 2012 9:29 PM Subscribe
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's latest project is Facebook Demetricator
, a browser application that aims to confront our "collective obsession with metrics" by hiding all of the numbers embedded in Facebook's interface— friends, likes, shares, comments, and even timestamps.
Mr Grosser is an artist and composer studying the "cultural, social, and political effects of software
". For Facebook Demetricator, he was awarded a 2012-13 Terminal Award
, granted annually to four artists to help in the creation of new internet based artworks.
If you've already fully accepted your dependence on Facebook's heady metrics, you might be interested in Mr Grosser's Reload the Love!
. It's a userscript that artificially inflates Facebook notification icons whenever they're at zero.